Medical research

Lab vaccine shields mice against Zika virus

Antibodies drawn from a patient infected with Zika could form the basis of a vaccine against the notorious virus, a new animal study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers study potential for emergence of mosquito-borne disease

With Zika virus raising concerns around the United States about the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, the transmission of these viruses has become paramount in terms of how, when and where they are spread. Researchers at ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Freaking out about Zika virus? West Nile is the real killer

West Nile virus landed in the United States in the summer of 1999, arriving in New York City possibly in the blood of a sick bird on a ship or via an infected mosquito on a plane. Soon it had afflicted people in Queens with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC awards $2.4M to 5 locales to fight Zika

(HealthDay)—Four major U.S. cities and one county will share $2.4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist in monitoring and dealing with Zika virus-related birth defects, the agency said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New York reports first baby born with Zika-related defect

New York City on Friday announced its first baby born with Zika-related microcephaly, a permanent brain and skull defect that authorities said the child acquired due to infection with the mosquito-borne virus.

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